We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

procmail whitelist

illtbagu asked
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I want to use procmail to whitelist. I have procmail up and running.  My intensions for this is if a sender is in the whitelist then they will not get scanned by spamassassin. As of right now I have spamassassin doing the whitelisting but spamassassin takes up to much resources. If spamassassin would first check to see if the sender is in a the whitelist and cancle the spamassassin scan if the sender is in the white list then my problmes would be solved.

I know that there are certian implications when doing this, such as spoofed senders but I am working on postfix to take care of this sort of thing. I have seen about 10 different recipes for procmail for whitelisting that can do this for me. I came accross a good discusion about this in the procmail mailing list, the Topic is Simplest Whitelist?.
I understand all of these recipes except for this one
it seems to be a 1 liner
* ? test -x "$GREEN/$RP"
but I don't quite understand what is going on. Would someone be kind eoungh to explain what is going on.
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE